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. they were chosen by the city. so there's no reason that the city can't comply with an agreement that's been complied with elsewhere in many cities. >> jim, 10 years ago, we had a case called the riders, where a group of cops, four of them were accused of planting evidence and abusing suspects on the street. since then, we've seen a decimation of the oakland police department due to budget cuts. they have gone from a high of 800 police officers to now about 625. we've also seen a steady drop in the number of arrests and stops and such like that. is there a concern that these new controls on stopping people, racial profiling and the added paperwork is going to lead to even less proactive policing? because that's what we're hearing on the streets. >> well, that's up to the command staff to prevent that. that's their job. if they see a lack of proactive police, there are disciplinary tools that they can use. if they don't use them and encourage them, then the command staff ought to be disciplined themselves. >> the feds have asked the oakland police department to implement a number of reforms o
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